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Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843



  • Existence: 1779 - 1843

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Francis Scott Key legal papers

Identifier: MS 3009

This collection contains materials that center around Francis Scott Key's legal practice. The legal documents include land claims, deeds of indenture, and insurance claims. There are also documents pertaining to land disputes with the Choctaw Nation. Other materials in the collection are receipts for a variety of items, such as pew rentals, groceries, schooling, and subscriptions, as well as family genealogy research and letters to Mr. Francis S. Key Smith, a great-grandson of Key.

Dates: 1812-1977; Majority of material found in 1820-1850

John Eager Howard papers

Identifier: MS 0469
Abstract The John Eager Howard Papers is an artificial collection and is comprised of thirteen smaller collections of various original manuscripts and papers. The collection spans over three centuries, beginning during the mid to late 17th century with items from the Howard family and letters from John Eager Howard, a soldier and politician. Eager was named governor of Maryland in 1788, and was elected to the Continental Congress, U.S. Congress, and U.S. Senate. The collection concludes with...
Dates: 1662-1952